2 ½ Cups Chickpeas

1/3 Cup Lemon Juice

½ Cup Tahini

2 Crushed Garlic Cloves

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

½ Teaspoon Cumin

½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Pinch of Black Pepper

1/3 Cup Water

Parsley & Olive Oil to Garnish

You may use either fresh (dried & cooked) or canned chickpeas.  Make sure that you drain and rinse the chickpeas.  Combine the beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, olive oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, water, salt & pepper in a blender or food processor.  Puree until smooth.  Remove to serving bowl.  Best if refrigerated for at least 3 hours.  Serve in a shallow dish, drizzle additional olive oil, parsley and cayenne pepper to garnish just before serving.

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